|Scrap Basket Project #2|
|These are the first two boxes I pulled!|
|Scrap Basket Project #1|
My first project for 2017 was to attempt (for a second time) to make a scrappy baby bib. I used the concept of a slab or vortex quilt block that Amanda Jean at Crazy Mom Quilts does so well. Rather than making a quilt, I planned to make the fabric for a cute little one of a kind baby bib. When I started looking for bib patterns, I saw that this is not a novel concept. The Nana Company site has a nice tutorial and pattern for a piece work bib.
I attempted that pattern, but decided to get "fancy" and quilt the bib pretty heavily. So, while the bib is pretty darn cute - it is also pretty darn small. In fact, way too small to go around a baby's neck! I used a work friend's baby as a tester. It was a fail!
|So cute - so tiny!|
|You can see the difference in the neck sizing.|
|This patter incorporates a 1/4 inch seam all around. I traced this on the back of the fabric, and then sewed to a piece of terry cloth (which I washed twice to reduce surprise shrinkage down the road)|
I find that making these slabs (about 10 by 12 inches) goes pretty easily without any ironing until the end and can be worked on while watching TV or a Netflix movie!
|Slabs in progress|
|I have since tweaked the pattern to get rid of the uneven neck pieces!|
Even though I have now made about a half dozen "slabs", the scrap pile is still pretty big. I may pull together a baby quilt from these, as well. In the meantime, Scrap Basket Projects 1 and 2 are done.
Here is another look at the two pieced bibs. I quilted in the ditch once down the middle and once across on these two bibs, but didn't quilt as heavily as the teeny pink ones I had previously made!
After a green Christmas, we are now being bombarded with snow! Enjoy!
Take care and stay warm!
I am linking up to Crazy Mom Quilts finish it up Friday.